Tag Archives: ecology

What about beavers?

My first research projects were on logjams, looking at their abundance, distribution, form and function. These logjams were naturally occurring as a result of wood being “recruited” to the channel via wind throw or overbank transport. However ever since I … Continue reading

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The dynamics of large wood in forest rivers – new research paper

I have a bit of cutting edge science for you today in the shape of a summary of a recently accepted paper of mine from the journal Water Resources Research. This paper covers a small side project from my PhD … Continue reading

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The Inaugural England River Prize

Trevor Bond introduces the Inaugural England River Prize! Continue reading

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Politik

Trev Bond delves into the potentially dangerous world of river management politics. Tread carefully. Continue reading

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Perceptions of naturalness in rivers

Loosely connected to my ongoing series of posts about river restoration I thought I would review a few scientific papers that I think are some of the most illuminating on the relationship between humans and rivers. The two key papers … Continue reading

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Why Restore?

River restoration has become a standard part of a river manager’s repertoire as European, North American and Australasian land managers have increasingly moved away from a focus on efficient drainage of land and rivers and towards a more holistic view … Continue reading

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Effects of salt on wildlife

A while back as part of a stream gauging experiment (more of which in a later post) I did a literature review of the sub-lethal and toxic levels of salt in water for different classes of wildlife. This is one … Continue reading

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River restoration ‘quick-wins’ – getting the best flow for your florin

It’s not all about Manning’s n and Navier-Stokes. . Trevor Bond explains that a fair amount of good river restoration can be done without a calculator. Continue reading

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Logjams during floods

A lot of my research work at University of Southampton is related to the effects logjams in rivers have on flood behaviour. The recent heavy rain and flooding in the South provided me with an opportunity to get out into … Continue reading

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River restoration: Part 2 – What you shouldn’t do

Originally posted on The Geography and Environment postgraduate blog:
We’ve seen what you should do in terms of river restoration in our last post. Now, what shouldn’t you do? What are the things that cause river restoration schemes to fail?…

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